A lifelong passion for books and a very large yellow marmalade cat named Percy were the inspirations for this venture. We have a growing stock of rare, used, and out-of-print books in all genres available for purchase, and will be adding inventory to the site regularly.

Not on the site but available are many vintage paperbacks, once-read current paperback fiction, and miscellaneous ephemera. We welcome your want lists in all categories or your inquiry about a specific title.

  • Fat Cat Books
  • 400 West Cummings Park
    Woburn, MA 01801

Shop Hours: Mon-Wed 10a-4p or by appointment

Closed Holidays

You may reach us by email percy@fatcatbookshop.com or by calling 617-983-0798.

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The Rising Gorge.

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. First printing. Hard Cover. DW that is very much intact, a bit soiled, with top corners worn through. There are two tears; one on the front DW close to the spine that had been folded on both sides, another at the base of the front DW. Pages a somewhat yellowed. Item #4336


New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2018. Hard Cover. DW, with a 2 1/2" vertical razor (exacto slice ) through the center of the front cover into the front bound cover. Otherwise once read. Item #4328 ISBN: 9780735219199

The Silence of the Maharajah.

New York: The Merriam Company, 1895. Hard Cover. Sans DW, small hard cover volume 5 1/2" x 3 3/4" one of Merriams violet series, in violet covers and embossed with a leaf decor in black on the front cover. Five illustrations. All four corners are barely worn through. There is minimal wear at the top and bottom of the spine. There are 5 pages of Merriam ads for book sales in the rear. Pages are slightly yellowed. The book is in very good condition. Item #4347

Crotchets and Quavers; On Revelations...

New York: S. French, 1855. First edition. Hard Cover. Sans DW in green embossed front and rear covers. The spine is faded but readable gilt title and a standing figure in gilt as well. The top and bottom of the spine are worn , creasded with the bottom slightly frayed. Two corners are worn through two are not.Remarkably good condition considering its age. Page are yellowed and there is some spotting on the first fand last few pages. There are several pages of "coming soon" titles at the rear. Previous owners bookplate affixed inside the front cover. Item #4352